Nursing - Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Four-Year Curriculum Plan Courses

A grade of C- or better is required for all courses in the curriculum. Students must also complete six elective credits from the Part III Viewing a Wider World general education category.

Math basic academic skills requirement must be satisfied.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 122 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition - Level 1 1
English Composition - Level 2 1
Oral Communication 1
Area II: Mathematics 23-4
Choose one from the following:
College Algebra3
Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences3
Trigonometry and Precalculus4
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I4
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences11
Principles and Applications of Chemistry4
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
Human Growth and Behavior3
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective
PSY 201GIntroduction to Psychology3
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Nursing Courses 4
Level 1
NURS 293Introduction to Nursing Concepts3
NURS 294Principles of Nursing Practice4
NURS 362Evidence Based Practice3
Choose one from the following (3-6 credits):3-6
Human Pathophysiology Foundation for Nursing4
Human Pathophysiology I
and Pathophysiology II
Level 2
NURS 377Health and Illness Concepts I3
NURS 378Health Care Participant3
NURS 379Nursing Pharmacology3
NURS 380Assessment and Health Promotion4
Level 3
NURS 395Health and Illness Concepts II3
NURS 396Professional Nursing Concepts I3
NURS 398Care of Patients with Chronic Conditions4
Nursing Elective Course-3 credits (Specific List of Courses from Nursing Advisor)3
Level 4
NURS 466Health and Illness Concepts III4
NURS 467Clinical Intensive I4
NURS 468Clinical Intensive II4
Level 5
NURS 486Concept Synthesis3
NURS 487Professional Nursing Concepts II3
NURS 488Clinical Intensive III4
NURS 489Capstone4
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
HNDS 251Human Nutrition3
Anatomy and Physiology Requirement
Choose one combination of courses from the following:8
Combination One
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Combination Two
Human Physiology3
Physiology of Humans
Pre-Professional Human Anatomy
and Pre-Professional Human Anatomy Laboratory
Combination Three
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory
Anatomy and Physiology II
and Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
Statistics Requirement
Choose one from the following:3
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Statistics for Psychological Sciences3
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Statistical Applications3
Microbiology Requirement
Choose one from the following:4-5
Public Health Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory
Introductory Microbiology
and Introductory Microbiology Laboratory
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 1220
Total Credits122-127

Note: A grade of C- or better is required for all courses in the curriculum. You must also complete 6 elective credits from the Part III Viewing a Wider World general education category.

  1. An applicant who is not a U.S. citizen or who has been convicted of a felony is advised to contact the appropriate State Board of Nursing regarding eligibility for licensure.
  2. Clinical clearances are required for all students prior to admission and concurrent with each semester of studies. These include: current immunizations; background screening; drug testing; individual health insurance coverage; current CPR status; various health agency orientations, as well as other requirements mandated by clinical affiliation agreements. Failure to complete and provide documentation within timelines established by the School of Nursing may prevent admission to/or continuation within the nursing program.
  3. Students are required to make a satisfactory score on nationally-normed, standardized tests before application. In the last semester of the curriculum, students are required to take a comprehensive/ standardized exam and to make a satisfactory score on this exam prior to their final clinical experience.
  4. Newly admitted students are required to attend an orientation session which occurs prior to the start of classes for their first nursing semester.
  5. School-wide activities begin 1-3 days prior to the start of classes. Attendance is required.